Hotel Meson de los Virreyes
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Deciding to pay for the optional excursion even though it
cost the most that we have spent so far we were really impressed with the day.
We headed out in a 4 wheel drive open jeep where we had a lounge seat out in
the open at the back. We had a great English speaking guide who was very
different because he was passionately anti catholic in this most catholic of
countries and really knew his stuff. Our first stop was the terracotta house
which was a really ...
... was a prefect base to watch the world go by and relax for a few days.
We spent most of our time in Villa De Leyva on the balcony relaxing or wandering the cobbled streets. The weather was a little ropey with rain storms every so often but it was nice and warm. We saw a crazy house that someone has built out of terracotta and it looks like something from snow white or lord of the rings. We abandoned a visit to an archaeological site due to heavy rain ...
... is popular among both domestic and international tourists, there are quite a few boutiques and gift shops offering a wide array of souvenirs, many of them produced by the indigenous peoples of Colombia - with a hefty mark-up, or course. By the time Good Friday rolled around many of the swanky outlanders were sporting cowboy hats and peasant shawls while enjoying corncobs on a stick fresh off the grill or digging their hands ...
On our return to Bogota, after our week decompressing in the carribean, our Colombian friends (Daniela and Luciano) decided to accompany us to the old colonial style mountain town, villa de leyva about 4 hrs north of bogota. Once a very important part of the conquistadors empire now it serves as a vacation spot, with fossils, lagoons, and ruins to visit. along with various adventures & activities to embark upon. The town itself is beautiful ...
... is no bishop it is not officially able to be part of the Catholic Church. We then drove on for another 2 hours to the gorgeous town of Villa de Levya. So very pretty. Pretty old, built in the 1500s, and with cobblestone streets that are clearly not car friendly!! At night time the central plaza is just bustling with activity. Very social, there were clusters of people everywhere. Sitting in the quaint cafe's around the square, or on the ...
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